A Companion to Asian Art and Architecture

A Companion to Asian Art and Architecture

Editor(s): Rebecca M. Brown, Deborah S. Hutton

Published Online: 26 JUL 2012 08:33AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405185370

Online ISBN: 9781444396355

DOI: 10.1002/9781444396355

About this Book

A Companion to Asian Art and Architecture presents a collection of 26 original essays from top scholars in the field that explore and critically examine various aspects of Asian art and architectural history.

  • Brings together top international scholars of Asian art and architecture
  • Represents the current state of the field while highlighting the wide range of scholarly approaches to Asian Art 
  • Features work on Korea and Southeast Asia, two regions often overlooked in a field that is often defined as India-China-Japan
  • Explores the influences on Asian art of global and colonial interactions and of the diasporic communities in the US and UK
  • Showcases a wide range of topics including imperial commissions, ancient tombs, gardens, monastic spaces, performances, and pilgrimages.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Introduction

  2. Part II: Objects in Use

  3. Part III: Space

  4. Part IV: Artists

  5. Part V: Challenging the Canon

  6. Part VI: Shifting Meanings

  7. Part VII: Elusive, Mobile Objects

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